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alpine Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. adjective relating to or characteristic of alps
    • alpine sports
  2. adjective relating to the Alps and their inhabitants
    • Alpine countries, Switzerland, Italy, France, and Germany
  3. adjective satellite living or growing above the timber line
    • alpine flowers

Al"pine adjective
L. Alpinus, fr. Alpes the Alps: cf. F. Alpin.
  1. Of or pertaining to the Alps, or to any lofty mountain; as, Alpine snows; Alpine plants.
  2. Like the Alps; lofty. "Gazing up an Alpine height." Tennyson.

Webster 1913